Deadline: 2 April 2010
- Got information to share with your peers?
- Worked on an innovative project at your library?
- Introduced technologies to increase the relevancy of your information service?
- Developed new techniques for managing electronic resources?
- Raised the profile of your library within your organisation?
- Created new opportunities within an information environment?
You’re invited to present at Internet Librarian International 2010, taking place on 14 & 15 October 2010 at Novotel London West, with a day of workshops on 13 October.
We’re looking for dynamic speakers from any country and all types of libraries to share their knowledge and experience about information tools, techniques, processes, innovations and management. If you’re running innovative projects within any of the following environments, we want to hear from you:
- Academic libraries
- Corporate information and knowledge settings
- Government libraries
- Health/Medical libraries
- Public libraries
- Non-traditional information settings
Get real, stay relevant. The reality of the current economic climate means that it’s imperative to provide pertinent services, utilise the most appropriate tools, and explore alternative approaches, regardless of your library type. Even if you’re managing information outside a traditional library setting – as web designer, content evaluator, portal creator, systems professional or independent researcher – you must continue to offer services that are relevant and cost-efficient.
Internet Librarian International seeks a mix of papers for conference sessions, workshops, and short tutorials. As always, our emphasis is on the practical rather than theoretical: case studies and proposals about initiatives in your organisation, not product pitches or overviews.
- Share your success stories – and your failures
- Tell us what lessons you’ve learned
- Describe what strategies work best for your information environment
- Continue to develop professionally by learning from your fellow information professionals
- Help others stay relevant by sharing your experiences at Internet Librarian International 2010
Possible topics include:
- Mobile delivery
- Cloud computing
- Semantic web
- Social networking
- Surface technologies
- Moving toward Web 3.0
- Virtual research environments
- Augmented reality
- Library apps
- Future net
- Building for multiple platforms
- Resource Management
- Web content management
- Electronic resources acquisition and management
- Next generation catalogues
- Integrating/federating collections
- Open access
- Institutional repositories
- Copyright, DRM, DAM, intellectual property protection
- Digital curation
- Taxonomies, ontologies, folksonomies
- Web publishing
- Planning for the future
- Collaboration and partnering
- Forecasting trends
- Future scenarios
- Strategic planning for libraries
- Evidence-based librarianship
- New roles for internet librarians
- Information policy
- Adding value
- Using the web for research and reference
- Web search engines
- Search tips and techniques
- Distance learning
- Best practices for search
- Real-time search
- User generated content
How do I participate?
If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please submit your ideas at
www.internet-librarian.com/CallForSpeakers.shtml before the deadline of 2 April 2010.
The Advisory Committee review all submissions and notifications regarding acceptance are sent in early May. If your proposal is selected, the primary speaker will receive a free registration to the full conference, which includes lunches and a reception. Please note that the expenses of attending Internet Librarian International – including travel, hotel, and any other expenses – are the responsibility of the presenter.
We’re looking forward to receiving your ideas and suggestions before the submission deadline of 2 April 2010.
Programme Director, Internet Librarian International
Editor, ONLINE: Exploring Technology & Resources for Information Professionals